Thursday 29 June 2017

Serious dough for best brown bread

Clockwise from top: Joe O’Byrne (13), Gillian Kelly (14), Ellen Connolly (14), JB O’Byrne (16) and Amy Singleton (14) at the Aldi’s announcement that it will sponsor the national Brown Bread Baking Competition
Clockwise from top: Joe O’Byrne (13), Gillian Kelly (14), Ellen Connolly (14), JB O’Byrne (16) and Amy Singleton (14) at the Aldi’s announcement that it will sponsor the national Brown Bread Baking Competition

Sam Griffin

Bakers are being challenged to make the country's best brown bread - and stand to win some serious dough.

The National Brown Bread Baking competition was launched yesterday, with vouchers and a top prize of €5,000 to be won.

The competition is run by Aldi, in association with the National Ploughing Association and the ICA.

Bakers from 26 counties battled it out for the coveted crown of Ireland's best brown bread maker last year, with Betty Williams from Co Tipperary eventually emerging victorious.

The winner this year will also have their bread stocked in all Aldi outlets and will get 10pc of the profits.

A national competition for junior bakers, with the theme of 'county cakes', was also launched yesterday in association with youth organisation Foróige.

More information can be found on the participating organisations' websites.

Irish Independent

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